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File:SDamiano-Clara og søstre.jpg|thumb|250px|Fresco of Saint Clare of Assisi|Saint Clare and nuns of her Order, Chapel of San Damiano, Assisi File:Klaryska.JPG|thumb|250px|Nun of the Order of Poor Clares The '''Poor Clares''', officially the '''Order of Saint Clare''', () – originally referred to as the '''Order of Poor Ladies''', and later the '''Clarisses''', the '''Minoresses''', the '''Franciscan Clarist Order''', and the '''Second Order (religious)|Second Order of St. Francis''' – are members of a enclosed religious orders|contemplative Order of nuns in the Catholic Church. The Poor Clares were the second Franciscan Order to be established. Founded by Saints Clare of Assisi and Francis of Assisi on Palm Sunday in the year 1212, they were organized after the Order of Friars Minor (the ''first Order''), and before the Third Order of Saint Francis. As of 2011 there were over...
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